A mother’s testimony
My eleven year old daughter was in the sixth grade and I thought everything was going just fine. When in January she passed out and had to be transported by ambulance to the the emergency room. I got the call at about 8:00pm at night from her church youth group that she had passed out and was unresponsive. I didn’t know what was wrong, heart attack, seizure or something worse. When I arrived at the hospital, they said she was responding. When I got to her, she could barely speak and she could not walk without assistance. They ran all kinds of tests, and come to find out, my daughter was the victim of bullying starting back in November and she held it all in. That’s what made her pass out like that. Mind you, it was all verbal bullying so far, but as we all know, sometimes words can hurt someone much worse than physical violence.
Anyway, I couldn’t believe that it had affected her like this. Then the hospital called in a social worker, who informed me my daughter might not be going home with me because she had to do an interview to see if my daughter might be suicidal from all the bullying. I said, “if you take her from me you will only harm her more.” Well, my daughter passed the interview and she got to come home. They said she needed a counselor. I said, “fine,” but I knew she needed more. Her counselor came, but my daughter passed out a second time at her school. I told the doctors that it must be a medical condition– they needed to run more tests.
When the ambulance arrived and I got to go to her room, her eyes were rolling back in her head and I thought she was having a seizure. I thought that my daughter wasn’t coming back. I said, “please talk to me” over and over. When she started responding to me, she kept saying two girls’ names over and over in a whisper. Medical reason for this… NO! Once again the doctor came in and said the bullying had caused her to pass out. YES…all this, caused by bullying at school. I called her counselor and told her what had happened again. She talked to the school, but they said it would be her word against theirs and there was nothing they could do.
Then I talked to a friend of mine who told me his son, years go, was bullied and he put him in martial arts. His confidence, self-esteem, everything about him changed for the better. He also learned how to defend himself.
I grabbed the phone book and started looking. I found the Trinity Training Center School of Kung Fu and I called. That was my first conversation with Dexter Parker. My daughter started Kung Fu and she hasn’t passed out since. After two weeks in his class, I told her Kung Fu teacher what was going on at school and Sifu Dexter Parker had a special meeting on his own time with me and my daughter on a Saturday. She is no longer in counseling and her confidence, self-esteem and her muscles have all grown.
She started Kung Fu in March. Talk about quick results, it is now only June and my daughter is a much stronger child. She loves Kung Fu even though it is a lot of exercise and hard work. The counseling was okay, but I give all the credit to Sifu Dexter Parker and his instructors for helping my daughter. They also have taught her to defend herself if needed, but not to use it in the wrong way.
The Kung Fu family has taught my daughter discipline and respect while building her confidence and self-esteem. She is now doing great. I would highly recommend Kung Fu to anyone. Sifu Dexter Parker and the Trinity Training Center were the miracle I was looking for to help my daughter and I can never thank them enough.
I would recommend his school to anyone. All schools should offer his classes to all students, for Kung Fu builds strength, self-confidence, self-esteem, teacher discipline and respect, and it also gets kids to exercise.
Dexter Parker’s Kung Fu School would be extremely beneficial in helping all of our youth to achieve greatness!
I didn’t have a desire to learn martial arts when I entered the Trinity Training Center (TTC) upon the suggestion of a trusted friend. He seemed confident this school could help me get out of a bad lifestyle. I disregarded his invitations, until circumstances became bad enough for me to finally give it a try.
Upon meeting Sifu (the term for teacher), my life trajectory has changed dramatically. I am no longer involved with the negative things of my past. I have an amazing family. I’ve a very ideal job position. I enjoy life and have confident hopes for my future. I also have been in a very positive community and get pleasure out of helping others however I can. Essentially, the years I’ve spent under Sifu Parker’s teaching have radically changed my life. To reflect on all of how this has come about through my experience with martial arts would fill books.
I find the principles Sifu teaches permeate every area of my life. It seems everyday some word from class or an impression he left with me during a class session helps me choose better, no matter the circumstance. I could go into all the martial arts benefits of exercise, discipline, commitment, etc. But, I feel more inclined to speak on the teacher. Sifu Parker is the best example of all I ever believed a truly good teacher, hero and human would be. I’ve never been disappointed or let down by him as he has been the most steady pillar of a mentor I’ve ever met. I am absolutely confident his teaching does change a person…for the better. I have experienced this and witnessed it time and time again.
If it seems I am endorsing this school, be sure I am doing so intentionally and without shame. It’s what I needed. I believe the same for others as well. To put a few fears to rest, your current physical condition is not so important. Whether you are skinny, heavy, tall, short, male, female, younger, older, fast or slow kung fu is designed to tailor to your uniqueness. Unlike the stigmas I once had about martial arts, I found no aggressive, dominating forces trying to create in me someone I didn’t want to be. Rather, I was brought alongside kind and strong people who seem to gradually impart the same things to me. Looking back, it’s been the things of movies (kung fu-themed movies anyhow). If you have an inkling to give self defense a try; are confused and want direction; suffering bullying or the like, or simply want to be healthier I recommend trying the school. It has a very famous lineage and you will become a part of an art with an honorable history. Also, If you’re into MMA and fighting for sport this probably isn’t the school you want, but it is the school you need.
A female college student’s testimony
I joined Trinity Training Center when I was finishing up college. I was going through a really tough time and being a part of Sifu Parker’s school really helped me to get through that time. I wasn’t just a part of a kung fu school, I had also found a family of friends and support. Sifu Parker is an excellent teacher, and I’ve learned more than I could have imagined. And, being a female, the self defense skills and techniques